|Examples of Creative Music Projects to Complement a Concert - Matthew D. Thibeault|
Links for "General Music as a Cure for the High-Stakes Concert" General Music Today (http://gmt.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/23/3/27 )Matthew D. Thibeault My article includes links to many projects, most of which are online to be used and enjoyed by teachers and students. You can either explore each specific project, or follow examples as I present them in the article. We'd love to hear ideas for improving these projects, and would also love to hear stories from people who have implemented some of t...
Keywords: High-stakes tests; concerts; curriculum; technology; music education
|Visualization of John Philip Sousa's Invincible Eagle - Matthew D. Thibeault|
John Philip Sousaâs (1854-1932) marches have been an embodiment of patriotism for Americans since the late 19th century. Dedicated to the Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo, New York during 1901, Invincible Eagle is considered to be one of Sousaâs best marches. Three different representations allow students to examine and explore the music. The top visualization presents a MIDI piano roll of the notes; the center version presents a spectrogram that depicts the overtone series, as well as ...
Keywords: John Philip Sousa; Invincible Eagle; visualization; spectrogram; Matthew D. Thibeault
|Editing Poetry Recordings and Microphone Placement Basics - Matthew D. Thibeault|
Here are two videos I use in my course MUS 243 Introduction to Music Education Technology at the University of Illinois. Although no studio guru, I've had enough great feedback from students that I decided to share these broadly. I've written about these videos in a column for General Music Today that should be published in 2010 or early 2011. "Microphone Placement Basics" gives an overview of how we record poetry at the University of Illinois using a basic Shure SM 58 into a laptop, also using ...
Keywords: music education; music; microphone placement; poetry; video; education; digital media; arts
|Panoramic Visualization of Bach Invention BWV 790 - Matthew D. Thibeault|
A visualization presenting the interaction of three voices in Bach's Invention BWV 790. Both standard Western Music Notation and A MIDI panorama are visible.
Keywords: Bach; MIDI; visualization; Matthew D. Thibeault
|The Homebrew Ukulele Union - Matthew D. Thibeault|
This vodcast supports the article in the April 2011 issue of General Music Today, "Building Your Own Musical Community: How YouTube, Miley Cyrus, and the Ukulele Can Create a New Kind of Ensemble" by Matthew D. Thibeault and Julianne Evoy. Vodcast by Matthew Thibeault. Final photo of the group by Robert K. O'Daniell, used with permission.
Keywords: general music; music education; ukulele
|Mozart Visualizations K.545 for classroom teachers - Matthew D. Thibeault|
These files present multiple views of Mozart's famous K.545 sonata. All are designed to be printed out for classroom use in the following way: print, cut, tape together, then laminate. In this way, students can easily mark the score as they listen, coming up with theories about music, noticing aspects that interest them, etc. Most of the views combine Western score notation, MIDI piano roll, an amplitude display, and a spectrogram...
Keywords: Music education; visualization; Mozart; MIDI; Spectrogram
|John Dewey's My Pedagogic Creed - Matthew D. Thibeault|
John Dewey's 1897 seminal essay on his educational beliefs. This version was a project recorded and edited by students at the University of Illinois's Music Education Technology class MUS243 (fall 2008). A paragraph-numbered pdf file is also included for class use and discussion. Engineering help from Rex Anderson, recording engineering by Chee Kang Koh and Matthew Thibeault. Introduction and additional reading by Michael Breaux...
Keywords: Education; Educational Philosophy; Philosophy
|Visualization of Vibrato as Phonograph Effect - Matthew D. Thibeault|
In his book Capturing Sound, Mark Katz explores changes in violin vibrato over time as a "phonograph effect". He presents three violin recordings of Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 1 recorded between 1903 and 1940. Below, the first twenty-four measures of each recording are visualized using a spectrogram that depicts time (left to right), pitch (low to high from 0-4000Hz), and volume (soft blue to medium red to loud yellow)...
Keywords: Vibrato; Mark Katz; Matthew D. Thibeault; phonograph effect; visualization; spectrogram; Audacity
|From Shooting to Sharing: Using video in music education - Matthew D. Thibeault|
A pdf of a handout detailing general issues and concerns when using video. Presented as a workshop at the University of Illinois on 10 September 2009. This handout is intended to accompany watching a video presentation that can be found on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSJwveGQ3WI&feature=related
Keywords: music education; video; YouTube; University of Illinois
|Creative Work Release Form and Creative Rights Pyramid - Matthew D. Thibeault|
A form for recognizing the creative rights students have over their own work, which I have students sign in my undergraduate music technology course MUS 243 at the University of Illinois. This form allows students to choose a license and stipulate what, if any, sharing they wish to be associated with their work. The creative rights pyramid suggests that curricular materials for students should favor works with few or no restrictions, such as student original work, works from the public domain, a...
Keywords: Creative Commons; Creative Rights; Copyright; Public Domain; Art Education; Music
|Examples of Ukulele Notation using Public Domain and Creative Commons Attribution Songs - Matthew D. Thibeault|
This PDF presents three tunes: Tabourot's Pavane, "Prairie Revery" by Catherine Schmidt-Jones, and Habershon and Gabriel's "Will the Circle Be Unbroken". These arrangements were created by and for the Homebrew Ukulele Union, a group from the course Designing Musical Experiences (MUS 438) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The PDF depicts several ways that notation is used to support live performance: notation that combines standard western musical notation with tablature, notatio...
Keywords: ukulele; music education; MUS 438; tablature; informal learning; popular music
|University of Illinois Open Edition of John Philip Sousa's March Invincible Eagle - Matthew D. Thibeault|
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) marches have been an embodiment of patriotism for Americans since the late 19th century. Dedicated to the Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo, New York during 1901, Invincible Eagle is considered to be one of Sousaâs best marches. This transcription of Invincible Eagle is the result of a project in MUS 243: Introduction to Music Education Technology. Working from a manuscript available in The Sousa Archive and Center for American Music (SACAM), the students cre...
Keywords: John Philip Sousa; Invincible Eagle; band; score; music; Matthew D. Thibeault
|Old Verses Read by New Voices - Alyssa Arkin, Jennifer Grill, Jeanette Krier, Matthew D. Thibeault|
To our fellow poetry fans: We have selected the following poems and organized them in a way that tells a story: a story of life, love, loss, and learning. We hope that you enjoy listening as much as we did. All the poems are from the public domain, which allowed us to record and share them without permission. At the end of this collection we have placed the three page assignment description. Alyssa Arkin Jen Grill Jeanette Krier Music 243, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Led by Profes...
Keywords: poetry; poem; audio poetry; books on tape; music technology
|Remixes of the University of Illinois Symphonic Band - Katrina Kral, Ben Randecker, and Matthew D. Thibeault|
Three remixes of John Philip Sousa's Invincible Eagle by Katrina Kral, Ben Randecker, and Matthew Thibeault. For MUS 243 at the University of Illinois, fall 2008.
Keywords: John Philip Sousa; Invincible Eagle; remix; Beastie Boys; music; Matthew D. Thibeault